How are lemons good for you?

Have you ever realized the commonalities we humans share through simple day to day acts? Going in a room and forgetting the purpose, looking at the watch and not knowing the time after few seconds, thinking for all day Tuesday but that day being Wednesday; these are all in words of George Carlin, a great comedian, universal moments that we all share but separately. Like these things craving for lemonade is such a thing that we all feel occasionally. There is no age specification to it. People coming home from work, children coming from playground or even while staying at home; all of us resonate with the feeling of belongingness with the one we ask to make a glass of lemonade. Okay, I completely understand the exaggeration these words seem to have but if for a moment one gets out the idea that they are occupied with at this time, the feeling of true nostalgia will pass through them. Now, if some people get annoyed with “extra lines” in a blog, here are some points to show how lemons are good.  

Benefits of lemons

  • Enhancement of digestion:

As lemons are a good source of pectin fiber which plays an important role in good colon health, a glass of lemon water helps to eliminate accumulated waste.

  • Regulation of minerals in the body:

During exertion body loses minerals such as sodium, potassium, chloride etc. via sweat. Lemon water quickens the process of rehydration and rebalance of minerals in the body. 

  • Improvement in eyesight:

As lemons are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants, it helps to prevent cataract and macular degeneration. 

  • Improvement is skin texture:

 This one is due the detoxifying benefits of lemon. As a great source of rehydration, rebalancing minerals and antioxidants; lemons decrease blemishes of skin and smoothest it, thus making the skin look healthier.

  • Prevention of getting cold:

As a rich source of vitamin C, lemons are helpful to prevent viral infections and act as a booster of immune system.

  • Keeping the liver healthy:

By enhancing the enzyme function, lemons flush out the toxins in liver. Therefore, lemons help liver to work on its maximum functional level.

  • Rich source of potassium:

Potassium as the third most abundant mineral in the human body, lemon water adds in ensuring the optimum functionality of heart, brain, kidney, and muscles.

  • Energy booster:

A cup of warm lemon water in the morning for two weeks makes people feel refreshed and healthy even more than coffee. 

  • Maintenance of ph level.

Though being acidic in nature, lemon water, once absorbed in blood stream, has an alkaline effect on the tissues. This is how neutralization takes place in the body in case excess acid is accumulated. Thus maintains the ph level.

  • Enhancement of metabolism:

Lemon water reduces hunger cravings, therefore it is a good company of habit opted for weight loss.

  • Reduction in inflammation:

The inflammation is not only a response to infections and injury but also a part in serious illnesses. In those cases, inflammation is linked to excess acidity in the body. Lemon water maintains the acidity levels of body.

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